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Necropsy Rapid Response Technician - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 16 April 2017

Project Description



Traveling technician that independently performs basic necropsy laboratory procedures. Will travel with minimal notice. Assist with specialized necropsy procedures. Review data for quality and accuracy.


  • Review laboratory documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), and study specific requirements.
  • Travels to other Charles River sites to perform Necropsy as scheduled.
  • Independently perform basic necropsy procedures (dissection, tissue collection and sample collection, etc.) per hosting sites SOP’s.
  • Assist with and perform specialized necropsy procedures (collection of tissues for special procedures, perfusion fixation, fetal evaluation, specialized dissection, neurodisection, photography, etc.)
  • Assist in the preparation of responses, deviations and other documentation resulting from internal and external reviews and/or audits.
  • Assist in training of staff junior to this level.
  • May cross-train in other areas of pathology and/or other laboratory departments (flow cytometry, clinical pathology, special pathology, bioanalytical, reproductive toxicology, etc.).
  • May assist with and perform basic histology procedures (trimming, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, and cover slipping).
  • Ability to track expenses and generate accurate expense reports.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a biological science preferred.
  • Experience:  1 year of pathology laboratory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  None.
  • Other:  Must be able to perform effectively as a team member, accurately record data, follow verbal and written instructions, maintain a positive work atmosphere, communicate effectively, and interact in a professional manner with management, coworkers, and sponsors.  Experience with computer software programs is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet